Community for Modeling Agro-pastoral Lifeways in Eurasia
Welcome to the new C-MAPLE website!
Please JUMP TO THE ACTION ITEMS PAGE to see what we have planned, and to take a quick survey about future C-MAPLE activities.
Please JUMP TO THE COMMUNITY WORKS PAGE to read the transcript of the SAA discussion forum that kicked this community off.
Please JUMP TO THE PEOPLE PAGE to update your details or request to be added to the list.
C-MAPLE (Community for Modeling Agro-Pastoral Lifeways in Eurasia) is a community effort developed to explore the theoretical and methodological strategies used by archaeologists to model the emergence and dynamics of agro-pastoral economies across time in greater Eurasia. Agro-pastoralism includes mobile or sedentary herding along with farming and/or management of wild plant resources. We aim to provide avenues for collaborative research into the origins, development, and dynamics of agro-pastoral lifeways across time and space. A major objective of this community is to bring together researchers engaged in primary data collection and analysis with experts in computer modeling and simulation (GIS, agent-based modeling, or other advanced analytic techniques).